Lens of Truth: Uncharted 2 Among Thieves Review

Lens of Truth writes - "With 2009 being somewhat of a let down for next gen games, getting our hands on Uncharted 2 was like waitng for paint to dry. Watching and rewatching all the videos leading up to its release, we were convinced that Uncharted 2 would be visually one of the best games we had ever seen. However, many games have been graphically impressive and have come up short in the "game" category. Would Uncharted 2 buck this trend, or sink down to Davey Jones' locker just like Marco Polo's fleet? Check out our Flash Review to find out."

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Shogun Master3275d ago

I'm happy to see LoT enjoyed it but really, how could you not? Its friggin incredible! Naughty Dog has given gamers the "game of the generation" with UC2.

Greywulf3275d ago

I wonder how much better it would look if they didn't have that terrible washed out capture card that makes all ps3 versions of games look like desaturated milk.

Saaking3275d ago

UC2 deserves all the praise it gets.

mal_tez923274d ago

For negative points they listd loading times and clunky controls. The controls for the game are spot on, with each movement and action feeling so smooth and natural, and as for laoding times, hey can be long sometimes, but the fact that you can play through the entire game without seeing one once you get started completely outweighs them.

MNicholas3274d ago

One of the reviewers attributes Uncharted 2's visuals to time and money rather than hardware capability.

Microsoft has far more money than Sony. The 360 has been in production a year longer than the PS3. Microsoft's own uber-rich developers have been slaving away on 360 dev-kits for ages.

Yet nothing on the 360 approaches the original Uncharted in visuals, let alone Killzone 2, Uncharted 2.

Uncharted 2 itself is an interesting contrast to Forza 3.

The most common excuse given for Forza 3's problems (mediocre graphics, glitches, last-gen damage modeling, etc...) is that the richly funded developers had only 2 years (actually almost 2.5 years) to produce the game (as if the development time spent on Forza 2 shouldn't count towards Forza 3).

Yet, the original Uncharted, which still exceeds every 360 title in existence in terms of visual quality, took only 2 years to develop from scratch.

Uncharted 2 came out a little over 1.5 years later.

HolyOrangeCows3274d ago

People still call the current generation of gaming the "next gen"?

sikbeta3274d ago

Lens of truth?

I thought they were going to compare UC2 with Crysis lol

Another Almost Perfect Score, Awesome

kwicksandz3274d ago

i feel those some of those gripes are totally valid.

i mean first off L2 for reload?? what where they smoking

X as taunt? x should be cover and circle should be roll rather than tying them both into a sh1tty context sensitive button that doesnt know what you want from it.

HelghastKid3274d ago

WTH? you're being sarcastic right? there is nothing wrong with the controls for the game. BTW R2 is reload, L2 is to throw grenades

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stealyrface3275d ago

Game of the year for sure.

Baron793275d ago

Its between this and Batman for me, both are amazing. I'm leaning towards UC2 though, theres just too many unforgettable moments. But whos picking!

RudeSole Devil3275d ago

3 words for GOTY

Kill zone 2


ArthurLee3275d ago

at least you didn't go the ODST route.

Sunny_D3275d ago

No need to fight! All on PS3!

ThanatosDMC3275d ago

AH! It's happening! We're fighting amongst ourselves and not entertaining ourselves with the console war!

HolyOrangeCows3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )


Just goes to show you how great the PS3 is doing. So great, the other consoles' line ups aren't even worth bringing into question!

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LittleJohn3275d ago

incredible game, naughty dog are kings!

viperman2403275d ago

"- The Bad -Loading times"


SmokeyMcBear3275d ago

the only bad loading times would be the initial times.. one just to get to the home screen is a bit long.. as well as when you continue your game, that loading screen can be a bit long.. other then that.. no loading what so ever.. unless maybe you skip cut scenes... but why would you do that anyways

evildeli3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

You want loading times, try Metal Gear 4. Those load times are ridiculous, and yet I'd wait every time with that game.

ArthurLee3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

If your trying to show off certain chapters to friends, the load times suck.

The Wood3275d ago (Edited 3275d ago )

yeah. showing off chapters does take the mick on the loading times. Other than that though there are none unless you skipped a cutscene near its beginning

HolyOrangeCows3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

"Boohoo," Lens...
EDIT: MP load times? Again, boohoo. They're not that long.

"Controls Still Clunky"
"Some Facial Pixelation"
These "cons" are idiotic...

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callahan093275d ago

2009 has been a bad year for games? Really? I feel like it's been one of the best years of all time for games.

evildeli3275d ago

Agreed. Killzone2, Batman, Ghostbusters, Brutal Legend...yeah what a crappy year /sarcasm.

rucky3275d ago

I think they're talking about the other side.

nolifeking3275d ago

I think they mean if you own any of the other consoles, I think.

Unicron3275d ago

I've purchased 4 games in 4 weeks... how is this a bad year at all? Hell, I have titles I still need to buy and titles I put on hold simply because I have no TIME!

raztad3274d ago

We already know which is the preferred console for LoT staff.

Sarcasm3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

I agree, this year is pretty stellar. Here's the usual breakdown, Killzone 2, Infamous, Demon's Souls, Uncharted 2, Ratchet ACIT, Batman AA, Fat Princess, RE5, SFIV, Flower, Shatter, Forza 3, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Wipeout HD Fury, Dirt 2, Need for speed Shift, Borderlands, Tekken 6, and I guess Brutal Legend.

Overall an insane good year for gaming. Well.. at least for the PS3 side that is. Cant really name a lot of exclusive 360 games besides Forza 3, and maybe Shadow Complex. ODST is ehh and Halo Wars is ehh...

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